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The Arts

Design and Technology

 

At Lanchester Design and Technology has been developed especially this academic year and children are enjoying a variety of activities, lessons and use of materials in different ways, building up a knowledge and skills to apply into STEM lessons. 

 

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths and it is based on inspiring the next generation of innovators, creators and problem solvers by showing them what engineers actually do. 

 

Every year group has developed a food technology project at same point through the year, while children learn about healthy routines and eating healthy besides safe cooking basic skills.

Year 3 - Robots project

Year 3 - Robots project 1

Art

 

 Children at Lanchester are allowed and encourage to develop several artistic skills. The Art subject at our school is based on discovering and learning about art from all around the world (every year group based in their classroom name) as well as understanding and reproducing several famous artists.

 

Some lessons have been delivered by an external provider as well as some optional clubs to further support children in their passion about Art. 

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Music 

Music has a power of forming the character and should therefore be introduced into the education of the young. (Aristotle)

 

Music is a fundamental feature of human existence. It is found in all societies, throughout history and across the world. Music plays an important role in our children’s development. As such it demands an equal place in the school curriculum. Learning music is similar to first experiences in language. The early stages are intuitive, depending on listening, and involving a great deal of memorising, imitation and experimentation. Gradually, one experience builds upon another, and musical skills and concepts are acquired in a logical progression. Children learn at different rates, and an interest, enjoyment and sense of achievement should be encouraged in all.

 

This year, all pupils from Year 1 to Year 4 will be taking music lessons from The Rock and Pop Foundation – developing their musical awareness whilst learning to play a range of tuned and untuned instruments including the ukulele. Small group or one to one lessons will also be available in the following disciplines; Guitar, Drums, Keyboard and Ukulele. Subject to interest from parents and students, they will also be running an after school music session at the school.

 

The Rock and Pop Foundation deliver well balanced and enjoyable lessons that develop skills across a range of playing styles. Children begin their journey learning from the Rock and Pop Foundation Junior Trainer series of books and will have the opportunity to gain accredited qualifications with Rockschool (RSL) and Trinity College. All students have full access to the Rock and Pop Foundation website and members area where they can revisit previous lessons online or improve their musicreading with a variety of fun games.
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